SXSW 2013

JAKE BUGG @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop

After The Stooges I needed to mellow out a bit so I went to catch Jake Bugg’s set at Maggie Mae’s to shoot a few since I didn’t get to shoot at his Troubadour show.

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DAVE GROHL KEY NOTE SPEECH

Any speech quoting “I Don’t Need Society” by D.R.I. is ok by me!

“Your numbers up you have to go/The system say’s “I told you so”/Stocked in a train like a truckload of cattle/Sent off to slaughter in a useless battle/Thousands of us sent off to die/Never really knowing why/Fuck the system they can have me/I don’t need societyI don’t need society”

Oddly enough I just saw D.R.I. at The House Of Blues the Sunday before SXSW where I finally got my 22 song 7″ E.P. signed and a photo I took of Kurt decades ago.

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RETOX @ The Liberty (March 14)

After a “Sampler Platter” at Iron Works, I headed across the I-35 to catch a daytime set from RETOX. Intense as ever although it was weird seeing them in the daylight and not the usual pitch dark club.

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METZ @ The Main (March 14, 2013)

After witnessing RETOX destroy a party, half of which had no idea what they were witnessing, I headed back into town to meet up with Adam and check out Metz and their high-octane rock n’ roll. I knew I was in the right place when I ran into my friend Rick.

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BRONCHO @ Cheers (March 14)

Damn good, catchy pop songs and fun live. Loved their T-shirts in the Adolescents fonts as well.

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TOY @ Hotel Vegas Patio (March 14)

After Thee Oh Sees DESTROYED the patio (the tent swayed from kids climbing on it and shaking it as the band played on full force and bodies flew and light rigs swung dangerously), it was hard for ANY band to follow. TOY took a couple songs to get into a groove but they quickly hit their stride.

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BLEACHED @ Hotel Vegas Patio (March 15)

Bleached always fun. Really like their new single!

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THEE OH SEES @ Hotel Vegas Patio (March 15)

The next night Thee Oh Sees returned to Hotel Vegas Patio and so did we. They were that good! This night, I decided to brave the front for these photos. It’s been years since I braved slamming bodies for a photo. I must have lost my touch because the eyes on the back of my head missed the kid headed straight for the back of my neck. I felt cracking all the way down my spine. Screw it. I still had the next couple days to be in pain. I managed these.

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THEE OH SEES @ Gypsy Lounge (March 15)

After their Hotel Vegas set, they announced they were playing next door at the Gypsy Lounge at 1am. What the hell. We were already all the way out past the I-35 so we took our battered and bruised bodies over to the club next door for a third dose. Plus, did I mention that they were/are that good?!?!

I thought I’d have a little easier time shooting this show. I was thank God I was terribly wrong.

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THE UFO CLUB @ Brazo’s Hall (March 16)

Made it to the last night of SXSW 2013 and my feet were KILLING me. I was going to go back to Hotel Vegas but decided the bill here at Brazo’s Hall was pretty stellar.  The UFO Club, Night Beats, The Zombies. And with any luck a run past the I-35 again for the last for Nobunny.  No such luck. The Zombies played a full set and it was windy as hell so I decided to end it here. Not a bad way to end.

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NIGHT BEATS @ Brazo’s Hall (March 16)

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THE ZOMBIES @ Brazo’s Hall (March 16)

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